What is an Emergency Lights Circuit Breaker?
The emergency lights circuit breaker contains both a remotely-operated switched circuit for controlling the lighting fixtures and a manually-operated switched circuit. The latter provides power to the emergency equipment’s charging and detection circuit.
Both circuits are electrically tied to the same source via a single common bolt-on connection that receives its supply from the panel board bus. Each circuit has a thermal-magnetic trip mechanism that protects their associated conductors from overcurrent.
The circuit breaker provides a common trip function ensuring that both circuits will open when a fault occurs on either circuit. A common handle tie also ensures that both circuits are manually switched together.
What are the Australian Standards for Emergency Exit Lighting?
Evacuation and Fire Exit Lighting has regulation according to Australian Standards.
The pertinent standard is AS/NZS 2293.3:2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings, Part 3: Emergency luminaires and exit signs.
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